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The Jeffersonian cyclopedia;

a comprehensive collection of the views of Thomas Jefferson classified and arranged in alphabetical order under nine thousand titles relating to government, politics, law, education, political economy, finance, science, art, literature, religious freedom, morals, etc.;

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6238. OPINION, Sacrifices of.—[continued].
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6238. OPINION, Sacrifices of.—[continued].

I see too many proofs of
the imperfection of human reason, to entertain
wonder or intolerance at any difference
of opinion on any subject; and acquiesce in
that difference as easily as on a difference of
feature or form; experience having long
taught me the reasonableness of mutual sacrifices
of opinion among those who are to
act together for any common object, and the
expediency of doing what good we can, when
we cannot do all we would wish.—
To John Randolph. Washington ed. iv, 518. Ford ed., viii, 282.
(W. Dec. 1803)